Our team offer a wide range of agricultural services for clients, from family farms to large regional/national agricultural businesses.

More about Agriculture

We understand that agricultural clients have specific needs and that your business is like no other, it is certainly not 9-5.

We have solicitors from agricultural and farming backgrounds who understand the unique demands of the industry and can provide tailor made services and solutions to meet your needs.

Our services cover commercial property, commercial, employment, corporate, dispute resolution and wills, trusts and estate planning.

We support with areas such as:

  • Buying and selling agricultural property including advice and assistance on Overage Agreements/Disposals, Stewardship Agreements and BPS Entitlements

  • Leases for Landlords and Tenants including Farm Business Tenancies

  • Refinance of agricultural property acting for both Lenders and Borrowers

  • Terms and conditions of business (e.g. supply of services by a contractor)

  • Supply of produce terms (e.g. milk and livestock contracts)

  • Financing agreements for the purchase of new machinery and Rental agreements relating to plant and machinery

  • Construction contracts for erection of new buildings, parlours and slurry stores etc.

  • Farm diversification (e.g. alternative income streams and renewable energy)

  • Company and Partnership formations and the preparation of shareholder and partnership agreements

  • Agricultural business structures, re-organisations and joint ventures

  • Employment advice, documentation, policies and procedures, Tribunal claims and TUPE

  • Disputes relating to property and land, including leases, construction matters, company, partnership and shareholder disagreements, professional negligence claims, contractual disputes and debt recovery

  • Making Wills, advising on inheritance tax and planning to ensure best use of reliefs and on using trusts to protect wealth and provide for members of the family Advising on Powers of Attorney to ensure that the day to day management of the business and your personal wealth could continue in the event of ill health

Agricultural FAQs

When might I need to contact agricultural solicitors?

There are many reasons as to why you might need to seek the help of a farming solicitor and at Forbes Solicitors, we are here to offer help and professional advice, no matter what the reason. With plenty of years of experience working within the agricultural sector, we understand how your business works and are here to help if you ever need to seek legal advice. Our agricultural team are friendly, helpful and reliable and will aim to provide specialist advice tailored to your needs. You may need to contact us in instances such as when you want to sell or develop agricultural land, need to settle any farming disputes you might have or need legal help in drafting farm partnerships and business structures. Whatever your reason for needing an agricultural solicitor, you can request a call back or fill out an online enquiry form and a professional member of the Forbes agricultural team will be in touch to walk you through the process that you need assistance with.

How much do Forbes agricultural solicitor services cost?

The total cost for our services will depend very much on the level of work involved. However, we always offer competitive pricing and will ensure that any agricultural matters that need legal advice are professionally dealt with at a cost that works for everyone. We will aim to agree fixed fees where possible or provide detailed costs estimates at the outset. To give a more accurate idea of how much you can expect to pay for a farming solicitor, please request a call back and a member of our team can get in touch to learn more about your case.

How long will an agricultural legal dispute take to settle?

The length of time taken to deal with your claim will depend entirely on the details of your situation but no matter your reason for needing an agricultural solicitor, we will do our utmost to ensure that your case is dealt with professionally but also quickly and efficiently. As an experienced practice of agricultural solicitors, we understand that such an occupation can at times be busy and stressful, so we will keep you involved in every step of your case so that you have a clear idea of how much longer you can expect to wait before your dispute has been resolved. By getting in touch with the team at Forbes, you can discuss your case in more detail and our team of agricultural solicitors can give you a better idea of how long you can expect to wait. If you want to request a call back, a member of the team can get in touch at a time that is convenient for you. You can do this here.

What makes Forbes reliable agricultural solicitors?

Our team of agricultural solicitors have an extensive range of agricultural interests and this, combined with plenty of years of experience, make us a reliable port of call should you need legal advice in the agricultural industry. We are on hand to help with all law-related matters that farmers face as professionals in the industry, whether that's dealing with the sale and purchase of farms, negotiating and preparing parentship and tenancy agreements, sorting inheritance and succession of farms/farming businesses and resolving and advising on any partnership disputes you may experience. With the current climate constantly changing and evolving, there may come a time where you need some expert legal advice about the current and forthcoming legislations that are affecting the agricultural industry and our team of agricultural solicitors can provide you with all of the information that you need in order to successfully navigate these areas.

If you have any further questions about the work that our agricultural solicitors do, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. It might be that you've recently moved into the agricultural industry and would like some help and advice or you have been in the industry for years and have come into a dispute that needs the support of a professional team of agricultural solicitors. Whatever your reason, please get in touch with a member of the team, today.

Our dedicated Agriculture team

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Partner and Head of Commercial Employment, Employment & HR

Emma Swan

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Partner and Head of Department, Commercial

John Pickervance

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Partner, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

Victoria Motley

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